Snoring and Sleep Disorders

Snoring and Sleep Disorders

Snoring and sleep apnoea can be important health concerns because of their affect on the quality of our sleep.

Dr Andrew Murray has over 10 years of specialised experience in the treatment of sleep apnoea and particularly welcomes new patients who are experiencing sleep loss and are in need of a better night’s sleep.

Sleep Disorders

Approximately 40% of Australians will suffer some form of sleep disorder during their life, ranging from insomnia to sleep apnoea.

Clinical symptoms include: excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, memory impairment, mood disturbance, decreased libido, impotence, social withdrawal, cardiovascular disease and an alarming increased incidence of automobile related accidents and death related to driver sleepiness.

Snoring

Snoring comes from vibration of either the soft palate – at the back of the mouth, vibration of the tongue or the relaxed walls of the airways in the throat. It can be disruptive to the sleep of snorers as well of their partners, which can lead to some of the symptoms listed above – in other words a decrease in quality of life.

Not everyone who snores suffers from sleep apnoea, but many habitual snorers do suffer from sleep apnoea and its associated symptoms. | Treatment Options

Sleep Apnoea

Sleep Apnoea is a condition that causes people to stop breathing more than five times per hour, most often relating to a narrowing in the throat during sleep.

Sleep Apnoea affects approximately one in every twenty-five people and can have significant impact on a sufferer’s quality of life.

Fee Changes

 
Please be advised our Standard and Long consultation fees will increase by $3 and $5 respectively on the 8th of November 2021. Please visit the Fee’s page for more info.

Covid-19 Clinics

Albany Clinic is participating in the roll out of both Astra Zeneca and Pfizer Vaccines.  
If you would like to book in, please call our clinic on 3264 2622 and our lovely receptionists will be happy to help! *Note – appointment availability is dependent of availability of vaccine and GP.  While we are trying to provide an option of appointment times we are restricted to certain days and times.

Covid-19 Update

For 30 years Albany Clinic has provided Consistent and Experienced health care ensuring our community has access to dependable quality care. Covid-19 pandemic requires daily adjustment to managing both illness and prevention.

During this time and the increased enquires around the vaccines we are finding the incoming calls are increasing.  We thank you all for your patience during this time.  If you call the Clinic and find you are unable to get through or the lines appear busy we ask that you call back at a later time.  Our reception team are working extremely hard to answer all calls as quickly as possible.

Covid-19 Eligibility Checker:

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility-checker

It is still vital that if you have any cold or flu symptoms that you must be tested.  Upon having your test you must then self-isolate until you have a negative result or symptoms have cleared.  Please ensure you advise reception if you have any symptoms prior to booking any appointments. 

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